And, as the Thought of the Soul, emanating from the Soul, becomes audible and visible in Words, so did THE THOUGHT OF GOD, springing up within, immortal, when once conceived,—immortal before, because within, utters THE WORD, its manifestation and mode of communication, and thus create the Material, Mental, Spiritual Universe, which, like God, never began to exist. This is the real idea of the Ancient Nations: GOD, the Almighty Parent, and Source of All; His THOUGHT, conceiving the whole Universe, and willing its creation: the WORD, uttering that THOUGHT, and thus becoming the Creator or Demiourgos, in whom was Life and Light, and that Light the Life of the Universe.
Nor did that Word cease at the single act of Creation; and having set going the great machine, and enacted the laws of its motion and progression, of birth and life, and change and death, cease to exist, or remain thereafter in inert idleness.
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So, who was the first to exist? The God or The Darkness? Did they both just simply exist or God created the ominous Darkness before the Leviathans? Didn't that black smoke remind you of the Leviathans' black goo? ;/
The English word “apology” comes from a Greek word which basically means “to give a defense.” Christian apologetics, then, is the science of giving a defense of the Christian faith. There are many skeptics who doubt the existence of God and/or attack belief in the God of the Bible. There are many critics who attack the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible. There are many false teachers who promote false doctrines and deny the key truths of the Christian faith. The mission of Christian apologetics is to combat these movements and instead promote the Christian God and Christian truth.
Probably the key verse for Christian apologetics is1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” There is no excuse for a Christian to be completely unable to defend his or her faith. Every Christian should be able to give a reasonable presentation of his or her faith in Christ. No, not every Christian needs to be an expert in apologetics. Every Christian, though, should know what he believes, why he believes it, how to share it with others, and how to defend it against lies and attacks.
A second aspect of Christian apologetics that is often ignored is the second half of1 Peter 3:15, “but do this with gentleness and respect…” Defending the Christian faith with apologetics should never involve being rude, angry, or disrespectful. While practicing Christian apologetics, we should strive to be strong in our defense and at the same time Christ-like in our presentation. If we win a debate but turn a person even further away from Christ by our attitude, we have lost the true purpose of Christian apologetics.
There are two primary methods of Christian apologetics. The first, commonly known as classical apologetics, involves sharing proofs and evidences that the Christian message is true. The second, commonly known as “presuppositional” apologetics, involves confronting the presuppositions (preconceived ideas, assumptions) behind anti-Christian positions. Proponents of the two methods of Christian apologetics often debate each other as to which method is most effective. It would seem to be far more productive to be using both methods, depending on the person and situation.
Christian apologetics is simply presenting a reasonable defense of the Christian faith and truth to those who disagree. Christian apologetics is a necessary aspect of the Christian life. We are all commanded to be ready and equipped to proclaim the gospel and defend our faith (Matthew 28:18-20;1 Peter 3:15). That is the essence of Christian apologetics.
Have you ever lost someone who you loved so much it hurt?
Sometimes I still think about him, I’ll have moments where I think I’ll be okay but him being gone is still fresh in my mind. The pain is still fresh in my heart and I don’t think the wounds will ever heal. This hole will never close.
I randomly think about him when I’m doing everyday things, and I swear every time I think of his name I have to hold back tears. I wish there was a way for me to talk to him, a way for me to see that he is actually ok now, a way to see if he is actually free. Is he watching over me, God if you exist are you holding him? Does he feel the love that he deserves now?
He was always an angel, he was always a king… I hope he sees that.
Rest in power Blake Brockington.
You will always be my king and I will always love you.
tarot 4 my awful necromancer child Saarasala, a grumpy mage who is determined to prove all ‘Gods’ existed at some point and that some continue to coexist in Thedas/The Fade some how despite 90% of people not wanting The Maker & the Elven Pantheon to BOTH be real let alone the Old Gods & Avvar Gods too
in Space Dandy there is a race of really sexy alien men who seek out really lonely women, wine and dine them, give them the best sex of all time and then leave. Please god let this race exist in real life.
Name: Neliel tu Oderschvank Nickname(s): Nel for short. Age: 1259 years old. In human life, she died at age 22. Species: Hollow (Arrancar)
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Morality (Bold One Per Section): Lawful / Neutral / Chaotic ||| Good /Neutral / Evil Religious Belief: Raised as a Roman Catholic. Has, since her death, abandoned belief in traditional religion but is convinced of the existence of gods. Fails to worship them in any way. Sins: Lust / Greed / Gluttony / Sloth / Pride / Envy / Wrath Virtues: Chastity / Charity / Diligence / Humility / Kindness / Patience / Justice Primary Goals In Life: None, sad as it is. She strives to protect those she holds dear to her, but beyond that, she is goalless. Languages Known: German, Spanish, Latin, French, English, Japanese. She was raised with a great deal of them (though in medieval dialect), and kept up her knowledge when she found her mind again. Secrets:
One of her biggest fears is dying again as a Hollow. She is unsure if her actions in her human life are sins ( she knows she’s been raised to think of them as such; being adiomorphic certainly can not help this ), but she fears going to Hell. Quirks:
Whenever she gets flustered in conversations, she starts knacking the bones in her fingers in order to literally ‘work off’ that sense of uneasiness. Savvies: Neliel has an exceptionally good memory when it comes to things that interest her. After reading an interesting book for the first time, she is easily capable of quoting many lines from it. Despite that, she finds enjoyment in re-reading books as well.
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Build: Slender / Scrawny / Bony / Fit / Athletic / Herculean / Babyfat / Pudgy / Obese / Other Height: 5'9" Weight: 151 lbs (Canonically, her weight is stated to be 139 lbs. For a variety of reasons, I don’t think that’s accurate– hence, my own portrayal differs.) Scars/Birthmarks: Nel has a large scar coming down from her forehead to her nose and a crimson
line that stretches horizontally across her face below her eyes. Abilities/Powers:
Sharing all normal abilities of Arrancar, her biggest strength lies in the fact that ( for someone that finds it a dreadful activity ) she is an exceptionally talented fighter, both in mind and body. Restrictions: The strongest restriction on her power is effectively her own nature. She strongly dislikes fighting and most often will not do so without provocation. She is unable to control her reiatsu at times due to the crack in her mask; when she enters her resurrectión, it is less noticeable.
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Favorite Food: Cheese fondue FavoriteDrink: Ice-tea lemon FavoritePizza Topping: Serrano ham Favorite Colour: Tyrian purple and crimson Favorite Music Genre: Classical, electronic Favorite Book Genre: Classical literature, historical fiction Favorite Movie Genre: Western Favorite Season: Summer Favorite Butt Type: Any Favorite Swear Word: Neliel prefers not to swear. She’s fond of colorful insults from other languages, though. Favorite Scent: Lavender, jasmine, smoke. Favorite Quote: “The moon in all her immaculate purity hung in the sky, laughing at this
world of dust. She congratulated me for my carefully considered
maneuvers and invited me to share in her eternal solitude.”
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Theme music: Born to Die Bottom or Top: Varies greatly depending on the partner, but most likely bottom. Sings In The Shower: No Likes Bad Puns: Rarely Their Opinion On The Mun: A good natured heathen, probably.
Name: Sousuke Aizen Nickname(s): Surely people have come up with colorful nicknames, but nothing official Age: Was 15 when he died, he ages very slowly. Chronologically ~350, looks like mid-to-late twenties. Species: Soul (Shinigami)
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Morality (Bold One Per Section): Lawful / Neutral / Chaotic||| Good / Neutral / Evil Religious Belief: He knows Gods exist, but doesn’t believe in them. He believes in himself. Sins: Lust / Greed / Gluttony / Sloth / Pride / Envy / Wrath Virtues: Chastity / Charity / Diligence / Humility / Kindness / Patience / Justice Primary Goals In Life: Alleviating boredom. The best way to do that is by coming up with an overly convoluted plan to attain godhood. Languages Known: Japanese, Spanish, English, German, Italian, probably Latin and a bunch of others because Aizen. Secrets: He actually wants setbacks in his plans, and to “lose”. That is why he includes a lot of unpredictable variables in them. Usually he still wins, though, and he considers that evidence that he’s better than and detached from everyone else. It’s reassuring in a sad way, for him. Quirks: He’s a bit of a clean freak, especially where his own hygiene is concerned. He really enjoys bathing, but he showers at least twice a day, too. Especially before and after physical contact with others. Savvies: He actually gives really good advice. Too bad people don’t listen.
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Build: Slender / Scrawny / Bony / Fit / Athletic / Herculean / Babyfat / Pudgy / Obese / Other Height: 6'1" Weight: 163 lbs Scars/Birthmarks: None, really. He has skin like porcelain. Abilities/Powers: Aizen is one of the most powerful characters in the manga. His reiatsu levels are off the charts, and his combat aptitude is top-notch. Then he has his zanpakutou which can control all five senses with nearly no limits, a power booster McGuffin (Hougyoku), and his intellect/eloquence. Restrictions: Well, right now – Mayuri’s bondage chair thing? Which confines his reiatsu to a small space around him.
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Favorite Food: Tofu! FavoriteDrink: Tea. FavoritePizza Topping: Vegetables. And more tofu. He’s not big on meat. Favorite Colour: Indigo. Favorite Music Genre: Classical. Favorite Book Genre: Philosophy, Historical. Poetry. High Literature. Favorite Movie Genre: Doesn’t really watch them. Favorite Season: Spring. Favorite Butt Type: Shapely butts? He’s not too picky. Favorite Swear Word: Doesn’t swear, but he’d use antiquated/shakespearean insults. Also likes to belittle people by calling them “ants” or similar. Favorite Scent: Soap, Tea, Ink. Favorite Quote: The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.
|| FUN STUFF ||
Theme music: Ancient Evil Bottom or Top: He’s usually more inclined to top, because he’s very dominant. But Aizen has no issue at all with being on the receiving end – he quite enjoys it, actually. Provided his partner his appropriately endowed and knows what they are doing. Sings In The Shower: Sometimes? I’m sure he has a lovely singing voice. Likes Bad Puns: Depends. Their Opinion On The Mun:
“What a lovely young lady. You’d never think that she enjoys playing madmen in her free time…”
what she means:im really worried about the magnus chase series. rick riordan left so many open holes in the blood of olympus and i really hope he at least closes and/or acknowledges some of them. how's jason and his shrine building going? has nico come to positive terms with himself and is staying at camp half blood? what about leo and that terrible ending? is he and calypso around or will they show up mid-series? hows the co-relation between the greeks and the romans? how is hazel? how's frank doing as praetor? what about reyna, i hope she's doing well. is there gonna be lesbians? i hope there's lesbians. how is magnus related to the chases? why is fredrick and annabeth looking for him? what's percy up to? how do all those gods co-exist? who's magnus' godly parent?